Man charged after attack in Boldon

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A MAN has been charged after an attack in Boldon.

A 52-year-old man was found with injuries to his head, side and hand in Reginald Street, Boldon Colliery, at about 4.40pm on Saturday.

The Great North Air Ambulance were scrambled to the street and the victim was airlifted to Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary for treatment.

Police say he remains in hospital with “serious but not life-threatening injuries”.

Two men aged 29 and 40 were arrested after the suspected attack.

The 40-year-old has been bailed by the police.

Gary Brennan, 29, of Glaisdale Court, Simonside, South Shields, has been charged with wounding with intent to commit GBH.

He is due to appear at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for witnesses to the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101 ext 69191 quoting reference 911 02/08/14, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.